Archive - Obituary
October 17th, 2011
Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Born July 23, 1921, in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi who enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Steven) Smethers of Columbia City; sister, Mary Catherine Hain of Decatur; grandchildren, Mark (Kim) Gareiss, David (Jennifer) Gareiss and Kendra (Ehren) Siebert; and five great-grandchildren.
Gordon H. Anspach, 75, retired Columbia City police officer and former chief of police, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City where he was admitted Oct. 3, 2011.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Harold and Marie (Weitfeldt) Anspach.
As a young boy, the family moved to Thorncreek Township in Whitley County where he attended Thorncreek Elementary School.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955.
On Sept. 13, 1958 he was united in marriage to Martha L. Hinen. They made their home in Columbia City.
Lynn E. Pequignot, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Fort Wayne.
Lynn retired from Magnavox as an engineer. He was a U.S Army veteran and member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lourine of Fort Wayne; daughters, Michelle Judd and Marla Fahl both of Columbia City; brothers, Lowell of Arizona and Larry of Illinois; step-son, Edward Palmer of Columbia City; step-daughter, Debra Hamilton of Tuscon, Ariz., four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.
Ann R. Barrett, 94, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 1, 1916 in Bedford, a daughter of John Owen and Ruth (Kindred) Roberts, and graduated from Shawswick High School.
A nurse all of her adult life, she graduated from St. Vincentâ€™s School of Nursing in Indianapolis, later earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in nursing from Indiana University, and also earned a masterâ€™s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan.
Clarence Randel Worley, Sr., 55, a resident of Churubusco, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
He was born Oct. 12, 1955 in Whitley City, Ky., a son of Garrett C. and Pearlie Ethel (Phillips) Worley.
He served in the U. S. Navy.
On June 6, 1994, he married Jacqueline Ann Guisinger who survives.
Catherine Beerman Avery, 88, a resident of Churubusco and widow of William J. Avery, Jr., passed away at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Mrs. Avery was born in Fort Wayne on April 21, 1923, a daughter of William H.F. and Margaret C. (Voetter) Beerman.
She spent her early years in Fort Wayne, graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1941, and during World War II worked in civil service.
On Feb. 25, 1943, she was married in Fort Wayne to William J. Avery, Jr.
LARWILL â€” Marjory A. Mathias, 95, of rural Larwill, died at 7:08 p.m. Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at her home.
She was born April 3, 1916 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Ray and Waneta (Rollins) Howenstine.
Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On April 11, 1934, she was united in marriage to John R. Mathias.
They made their home on a farm in rural Larwill where she was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Larwill Wesleyan Church, a 55-year member of Eastern Star, Richland Township Homemakers and the Larwill Lions Club.
Louis C. Harmeyer, 87, well-known Lake Township farmer in Allen County and more recently a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mr. Harmeyer was born July 26, 1924 in Lake Township, a son of Louis C. and Anna (Thiele) Harmeyer.
He spent his formative years on the farm that had been in his family since 1879, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1942.
On March 20, 1948, he was married to Edna Kathryn Easterday.
James A. Caupp, 74, a former resident of Churubusco, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Union City on Oct. 21, 1936, a son of Kenneth Lloyd and Ava (Frazier) Caupp.
He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1954, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army.
On Nov. 1, 1958, he married M. Fay Wilson.
Mrs. Caupp preceded him in death July 18, 1998.
Clarence â€śAlâ€ť Hamman, 79, of Warsaw, passed away Oct. 07, 2011 at 3:54 a.m. in his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Kosciusko County to Clarence F. and Ruth (Garrison) Hamman.
On June 11, 1982, he married Deloris â€śJeanâ€ť Geyer in Warsaw.
Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1973, then he worked for United for 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. He also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw.